The Farmer’s Wife Sampler Quilt: Letters from 1920s Farm Wives and the 111 Blocks They Inspired

September 16, 2013 - Comment

Be Inspired by the Stories &break;&break;The 1922, The Farmer’s Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: “If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?” The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to

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Be Inspired by the Stories

&break;&break;The 1922, The Farmer’s Wife magazine posed this question to their readers: “If you had a daughter of marriageable age, would you, in light of your own experience, have her marry a farmer?” The magazine at the time had 750,000 subscribers, and received over 7,000 letters. The best answers to this question are included in this book, along with the traditional quilt blocks they inspired.

&break;&break;Laurie Aaron Hird provides everything you need to be inspired and create your own sampler quilt:&break;111 six-inch quilt blocks, with assembly diagrams for piecing the blocks and template cutting directions&break;Complete instruction for making a sampler quilt in any traditional size: lap, twin, queen or king&break;CD with easy-to-print, full-sized templates for all 111 blocks, and printable quilt construction diagrams&break;42 letters from the 1922 Farmer’s Wife contest to give you a priceless glimpse into our country’s past

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Wolverine "book junkie" says:

Overall Satisfaction Laurie’s new book is delightful to look at and, the finished quilt is beautifl even though the fabrics do not reflect the era.The biggest problem with the book no where does it state the actual size of the template pieces. All 106 templates are one to a page and therefore, you need to waste paper and ink to print these out. Laurie and the publisher should get on board with today’s quilter. With effort and patience you could locate these public domain blocks in BlockBase and print…

Susan says:

No instructions for the CD I received this book yesterday after much anticipation and it is not what I expected. Unlike the Civil War quilt book, the patterns are not diagrammed full size and there are no measurements so it is impossible to make the blocks unless you get the templates from the CD. However, as yet I have not had any luck getting the CD to load. I cannot find any instructions on using the CD anywhere in the book. Also the paper used for the pages is not good quality in my opinion. That being said, this…

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